SIE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS 2016, Rome, 10-12 November 2016
Sandro Rengo

Sandro Rengo

Graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Naples in 1978 with honors and Specialist in Dentistry at the Postgraduate School of the same university.
In 1988 Associate Professor at the Department of Conservative Dentistry University of L’Aquila.
In 1990 professor at the Department of Conservative Dentistry of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Naples.
Professor of dental materials at the II Faculty of Medicine of the University of Naples in the academic years 1991-92-93-94 and Professor of Conservative Dentistry Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Naples “Federico II” from 1992 to date.
Coordinator of the Graduate School of Dental Sciences Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Naples “Federico II”.
He was Director of the School of Specialization in Orthodontics at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Naples “Federico II” from 2003 to 2005.
From 2013 he is the Chairman of the Degree Course in Dentistry at University of Naples “Federico II”.
Author of over one hundred publications in national and international journals.
Former President SIE (Italian Endodontic Society), SIDOC (Italian Society of Conservative Dentistry) and AIOM (Italian Academy of Microscopic Dentistry).

Operative techniques and restorative materials: what did they change in the recent years?

Friday, 11 Nov

6.20 pm

Restorative materials represent a single class of biomaterials with severe limitations on biocompatibility, aesthetics, polymerization behaviour and ultimate material properties.

These materials are currently limited by shrinkage and polymerization-induced shrinkage stress, adhesion degree, chemical biological and mechanical properties, the presence of unreacted monomer that remains following the polymerization, and various other factors. Luckily, these materials have been the subject of study of research in the last years with the goal of improving restoration performance by changing the initiation system, monomers, fillers and their coupling agents and by developing innovative polymerization strategies.

During the last decade, there has been a major increase in the interest of nanostructured materials used in restorative dentistry and the new trend follows this kind of materials.

Here, the Author wants to show the general characteristics of the polymerization reaction, the importance of adhesion degree and the operative techniques that have been taken to improve composite restorative performance.

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